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2 Pitt people won National Endowment for the Humanities grants

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Two University of Pittsburgh researchers were awarded funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in its latest round of grants, announced in August.

Katheryn Haines, head of the Center for American Music in Pitt’s University Library System, received $186,511 for her project. In July 2024, she will teach two weeklong workshops for K-12 teachers on the impact of the 1892 Homestead steel strike and how it contributed to America’s growth as an industrial power.

Alison Langmead, director of the Visual Media Workshop in Pitt’s Department of History of Art and Architecture, won $66,329. The clinical professor, who is jointly appointed by the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Computing and Information, will use the funding for her project Teaching Art History with AI, which will convene college and university educators and develop open education resources on the topic.

NEH awarded $41.3 million to projects nationwide that support research, education, preservation and public programs in the humanities.